Not to People like Us: Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgmentsv
PART ONE - UPSCALE VIOLENCE
1 Piercing the Veil of Silence3
2 "This Doesn't Happen to People Like Us . . ."17
3 Why Do Women Stay in Abusive Marriages?37
PART TWO - THE WIFE'S PATH IN AND HER WAY OUT
4 Getting In: "He Was So Sexy, So Powerful-- He Swept Me Off My Feet . . ."55
5 Staying the Course: "I Made My Bed . . ."79
6 Going Public and Getting Going: "I'm Outta Here . . ."109
PART THREE - PEOPLE ALONG THE PATH: THOSE WHO HELP OR HURT
7 The Men: Arrogance and Insecurity, Grandiosity and Self-Doubt131
8 What About the Children?159
9 Who Can Help? Therapeutic Interventions175
10 The Double-Edged Sword: How Family, Friends, and Professionals Can Make Matters Worse203
PART FOUR - AFTERMATH
11 Life Goes On221
Appendices231
Notes253
References271
Index281

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